Wednesday, October 5, 2016

a desperate loneliness

how wide the continuum

on the continuum of how we’re put together,
it is much easier to get along with those
put together much the same way we are,
for the universe manifests similarly to each of us,

imagine someone on the continuum, though,
who doesn’t hear the same messages you do,
who in interacting with other people can’t quite see them or hear them,
normal human conversation as if in a foreign language,
how scared and alone that person must feel,
maybe, to compensate, that person will tell a story,
give a speech, let the others come to him,
since he can’t come to them,

I feel for that desperate loneliness,
but I fear for us if that person becomes a leader.

by Henry H. Walker
September 25, ‘16

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